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World War I 1914-1918 British Army Recruitment Poster 1917 Your Chums Are Fighting

British Army recruitment poster, 1917. 'Your Chums are Fighting. Why aren't You?' Silhouette of soldiers, bayonets drawn, advancing into battle. / Universal History Archive/UIG / The Bridgeman Art Library

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This poster, produced by E V Kealey in 1915 for the First World War British army recruitment campaign, is indicative of the increasingly sophisticated and commercialised strategies employed by recruiters to encourage the British male to enlist. Rather than using a simple call to arms, the poster, on the one hand, pictures the women of Britain as defenceless and in need of protection while at the same time appeals to the same women to press their men-folk into service for King and Country.

Recruitment to the British Army during the First World War There were a considerable number exempt. Read on for more enlightenment........

Your Country Needs You British Propaganda poster WW1 http://i3.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/590/draft_lens18367487module152601228photo_1314019811YourCountryNeedsYou.jpg

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HIS MAJESTYS ARMY. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

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